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05 September 2017
2018 IIAS Congress - Call for Panels

The 2018 Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) will take place at the National School of Administration in Tunis, Tunisia, on 25-29 June 2018. The event will focus on the theme of administrative resilience and will address the question of how governance systems can address contemporary societal challenges. All interested parties are invited to submit a panel proposal for the Congress by 15 September.

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29 August 2017
World Public Sector Report 2017 - Call for contributions.
UNDESA/DPADM invites experts, practitioners, scientists and researchers to contribute to the WPSR 2017 that will examine how governments, public institutions and public administration can foster integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline for submission is 30 August 2017.  

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06 August 2017
Nomination of CEPA members 2018 - 2021

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has approved the nomination of 24 experts of the Committee of the Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) for a term of office beginning in 2018 and ending in 2021. CEPA is a subsidiary advisory body of ECOSOC. The members are nominated in their personal capacity by the Secretary-General and are appointed by ECOSOC for a period of four years. The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States notably in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in support of the implementation and progress reviews of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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19 July 2017
Compendium of National Institutional Arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for SDGs

This pilot version of the Compendium of National Institutional Arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development takes stock of the institutional arrangements being adopted by a sample of Member States as they take the initial steps in implementing the SDGs. By reflecting the different approaches taken by countries facing different contexts and circumstances, the compendium aims to facilitate exchanges on institutional practices among governments and other stakeholders, thereby helping them to identify institutional arrangements that may be conducive to supporting the realization of the SDGs. It is prepared by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (Division for Public Administration and Sustainable Development) and covers the 22 UN Member States who chose to voluntarily present their reviews of progress on the SDGs at the 2016 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). They were: China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela.

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18 July 2017
SAI Leadership and Stakeholder Meeting - Audit of Preparedness for Implementation of the SDGs

 A meeting of supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) leadership and stakeholders on “Auditing preparedness for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” will take place from 20 to 21 July 2017 at UNHQ, jointly organised by UNDESA and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). The meeting will foster substantive discussions and knowledge-sharing on auditing critical issues related to preparedness for SDG implementation, including the integration of the 2030 Agenda in national contexts, inclusiveness and stakeholder engagement, capacities and means of implementation, and monitoring, follow-up, review and reporting on progress on the 2030 Agenda. The outcomes of the meeting will inform ongoing initiatives to support SDG implementation, follow-up and review undertaken by INTOSAI and its members SAIs and SDG follow-up processes. Over 100 participants, including SAI leadership, government officials, and selected representatives from civil society, UN system agencies and other stakeholders will participate. Click here for more information.
16 July 2017
Strengthening Capacities of LDCs to Integrate SDGs into Public Service Delivery
DESA/DPADM in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG) held a study tour on “Strengthening Capacities of Least Development Countries to Integrate SDGs into National Development Plans and Public Service Delivery” from 10 to 14 July in Beijing, China. 

This was a follow-up to the 2016 study tour in China which was part of a DA project to strengthen capacities of the public sector in LDCs to deliver quality services equitably through the transfer and adaptation of innovative practices. The 2017 tour focused on the integration of the 2030 Agenda in China’s national development plans, including eradication of poverty and gender equality. 

The participants, from 11 countries, learned about China’s initiatives to SDG implementation in the national development plan, including policies and practices aimed at poverty alleviation and promoting gender equality. The event showcased good practices in institutional coordination for possible adaptation in participants’ countries, and aimed to build the capacities of the participants on the incorporation of the SDGs in national development plans and policies. 

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22 June 2017
2017 United Nations Public Service Forum and Awards
Highlighting the pivotal role of public services that are having on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 12 institutions from 11 countries were awarded by the United Nations for their public services innovation and excellence on UN Public Service Day. The 2017 Public Service Awards winners were announced during the UN Public Service Forum “The Future is Now – Accelerating Public Service Innovation for Agenda 2030” held from 22 to 23 June in The Hague, Netherlands. The 2017 Public Service Awards winners are from the following countries: 1st place winners: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mongolia, United Kingdom; 2nd place winners: Colombia, France, Thailand. The winners fact sheet can be found here.

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19 June 2017
UNDESA participates in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017
UNDESA/DPADM organized two events at the annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. The annual Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development.

UNDESA/DPADM sessions addressed the role of private sector in mobilizing ICTs for SDGs; and the role of digital government in eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity. The sessions underscored the important role of ICT for realizing the SDGs and the role of government, private sector and other actors in realizing these promises. More details about these sessions including presentations and speakers can be found below.

Also during this year’s Forum, UNDESA/DPADM, together with ITU, briefed on the launch of a task group on ICT for SDGs as part of the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. The objective of the task group is to propose a thematic list of ICT indicators that could be used to measure ICT availability and use in sectors relevant to the SDGs that are not covered in the SDG indicators framework. For more, click here.

UNDESA/DPADM also participated in the high-level policy session on the WSIS action lines and 2030 Agenda as WSIS action line facilitator. Click here for more information.

Click here for Action Lines C1 and C11 Facilitation Meeting. Click here for Action Line C7 eGov Facilitation Meeting.
05 June 2017
24th UN/INTOSAI Symposium on "Digitalization, Open Data and Data Mmining
On 31 May-2 June 2017, DESA/DPADM and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) jointly organised a symposium on the contribution of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to SDG follow-up and review and digitalization, open data and data mining. The meeting showed that INTOSAI and its member SAIs are responding to the 2030 Agenda. INTOSAI has developed four approaches for SAIs’ to contribute to the SDGs (namely: assessing national readiness for implementing and reporting progress on the SDGs; undertaking performance audits of programs that contribute to the SDGs; assessing and supporting the implementation of Goal 16, and being models of transparency and accountability). The meeting discussed several initiatives under these approaches. It was also felt that aggregating information from SAIs’ audit work under each approach could help inform the SDG review in the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF). INTOSAI and its members will continue working to develop implementation frameworks to produce high-quality SDG-related information. The meeting also adopted a set of conclusions and recommendations. 

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05 June 2017
"Budgeting for the SDGs. Progress in budget reforms, monitoring and accountability for the SDGs"
On 26 May 2017, the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), UNDP and the International Budget Partnership (IBP) jointly organised a workshop on “Budgeting for the SDGs. Progress in budget reforms, monitoring and accountability for the SDGs”. The workshop took place in New York, after the Financing for Development Forum.  The workshop aimed to foster a conversation on policy coherence, by anchoring the SDGs in budgets, sharing good practices of SDG budgeting, monitoring and reporting. More than 20 stakeholders engaged in SDG budgeting, monitoring and reporting, including senior representatives from Ministries of Finance, Supreme Audit Institutions, Parliaments, civil society organizations, UN entities and development partners shared their experiences. Discussions focused on the alignment of SDG policies and budgets, how SDG-related public spending can be monitored and reported on, and how accountability actors can play a stronger role in ensuring that public resources are used effectively. 


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Documents
UNPAN Newsletter - Volume 16, Issue II July 2017
UNPAN Newsletter - Volume 16, Issue II July 2017
19 September 2017
16th Session of CEPA - Resolution Adopted by the Economic and Social Council (Spanish) (E/RES/2017/23)
16th Session of CEPA - Resolution Adopted by the Economic and Social Council (Spanish) (E/RES/2017/23)
19 September 2017
 
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